DC Councilmember challenges Mayor Gray to contine King's work, sign living wage bill

On the morning of the 24th of August,DC Mayor Gray spoke at the DC statehood rally at the DC War Memorial (part of the 50th anniv of MLK's March on Washington events), avoiding issues of economic equality within the city. Shortly therafter, DC Councilmember Phil Mendelson spoke about the living wage bill (LRAA) as part of continuing what Martin Luther King fought for.

Mayor Gray on the one hand is believed to be leaning towards vetoing the LRAA to prevent Wal-Mart from abandoning their plans for DC, yet he spoke at an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's 1963 March on Washington. One of the demands at that march was to raise the minimum wage. Now the Mayor has an opportunity to put his money where his mouth is!